24 NYC recruiting firms and staffing agencies finding the right fit

August 1, 2018

New York City is an international center for ambitious, progressive individuals and fast-paced startups. But with time reduced to New York Minutes, it’s crucial to fulfill employment opportunities as efficiently as possible. Recruiters from these 24 staffing agencies can help clients and candidates find their perfect match in technology, finance, marketing, sales, executive search, creative services and general staffing.

Top NYC Recruiting Firms & Staffing Agencies

  • Built In
  • Clutch Talent
  • Bamboo Talent
  • Egon Zehnder
  • Michael Page
  • Sam & Lori
  • 80Twenty
  • Stanton Chase
  • Korn Ferry

 

Tech Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

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built in nyc

Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: New York City

What They Do: Allow us to introduce ourselves. Built In NYC is an online community that connects local startups and tech companies with the city’s most qualified tech professionals. We use content and events to connect active and passive job seekers with companies looking for elite talent.

Fast Fact: We’ve built a community of over 89,000+ local techies, including software engineers, data scientists, technical sales experts more.

 

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clutch talent

Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Midtown, NYC

What They Do: The team at Clutch Talent utilizes a blend of strategic consulting and recruitment marketing to help their customers hire the city’s most in-demand software engineering talent.

Fast Fact: CEO and Founder Jovena Whatmoor is a champion of women in technology, frequently lending her expert opinion on the matter to outlets like PBS and Fox News.

 

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robert half

Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Midtown, NYC

What They Do: Robert Half was founded 70 years ago as a professional staffing services company and has since expanded into eight different areas of specialization, including Robert Half Technology.

Fast Fact: Made Barron’s list of 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the United States.

 

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bamboo talent

Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Midtown, NYC

What They Do: Three colleagues from the US and UK founded Bamboo Talent — an IT recruitment agency based in New York City — with the goal of placing impactful senior and executive-level leaders with local technology startups.

Fast Fact: Bamboo Talent bases their staffing model on ‘sustainable recruitment,’ focusing on building long-lasting relationships, surrounding teams with the right people for growth and acting as a resource for their customers.

 

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jobspring partners

Recruiting Specialty: Technology

Location: Midtown, NYC

What They Do: Tech recruiting may be difficult, but Jobspring isn’t afraid to take on the toughest IT recruiting projects around. The company frequently tackles highly competitive fields like mobile development, network security and infrastructure, UI/UX and more.

Fast Fact: They have developed a nationwide Tech in Motion event series for communities interested in technology.

 

Finance Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

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egon zehnder

Recruiting Specialty: Finance

Location: Midtown, NYC

What They Do: Egon Zehnder’s Financial Services Practice network of more than 68 global offices — including New York City — allows it to find the right candidate for every role, no matter what country they call home.

Fast Fact: Egon Zehnder has conducted more than 300 CEO searches in the past five years.

 

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abacus group

Recruiting Specialty: Finance

Location: Midtown, NYC

What They Do: The team at Abacus Group conducts in-person interviews with every potential candidate to learn more about their technical abilities, career goals and personality in order to provide clients with the most suitable people.

Fast Fact: Ranked on the 2017 Forbes list of America’s Best Professional Search Firms.

 

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michael page

Recruiting Specialty: Finance

Location: Midtown East, NYC

What They Do: Michael Page utilizes a multi-faceted recruiting approach with specialized teams that know the financial market inside and out to find clients and candidates the perfect fit for their next career opportunity.

Fast Fact: A winner of LinkedIn’s 2017 Most Socially Engaged Recruitment Companies.

 

Marketing Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

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sam & lori

Recruiting Specialty: Marketing

Location: Midtown, NYC

What They Do: Sam and Lori — the namesakes of this boutique marketing staffing agency — are two of only four team members, but that small size doesn’t prevent them from helping independent and global communications companies find and hire the best marketing talent.

Fast Fact: Sam & Lori’s clients include the likes of Apple, Disney, Ogilvy & Mather and Coca-Cola.

 

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genuine search group

Recruiting Specialty: Marketing

Location: Midtown, NYC

What They Do: Genuine Search supports the recruitment efforts of the marketing, tech, HR and finance industries. They aim to narrow down the applicant pool to 3-5 talented professionals, thereby providing job seekers with opportunities directed to their expertise and interest and clients with highly talented professionals.

Fast Fact: At only three years old, Genuine Search Group is one of the youngest firms on this list.

 

Sales Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

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80twenty

Recruiting Specialty: Sales

Location: Midtown, NYC

What They Do: 80Twenty is an award-winning staffing and recruitment agency servicing a range of industries including sales, marketing and creative services. Some of their major clients include Facebook, Airbnb, Tesla and The North Face.

Fast Fact: The company has five star reviews on Google and Facebook. Not too shabby.

 

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ac lion

Recruiting Specialty: Sales

Location: Midtown, NYC

What They Do: AC Lion bills itself as the ‘King of the Talent Jungle,’ and with more than $225 million in compensation negotiated for candidates, it clearly backs up this claim.

Fast Fact: Their team has been featured in NBC News, The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.

 

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peak sales recruiting

Recruiting Specialty: Sales

Location: Lower Manhattan, NYC

What They Do: Peak Sales Recruiting helps B2B companies build driven sales teams at the mid-market, enterprise and high growth levels. Their rigorous recruiting methodology supports clients and candidates after the hire with services like offer negotiation, compensation planning and 30-60-90 planning.

Fast Fact: They have an in-depth resource center full of helpful ebooks, white papers, templates and a sales recruitment readiness scorecard.

 

Executive Search Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

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Stanton chase

Recruiting Specialty: Executive Search

Location: Midtown, NYC

What They Do: With over 76 offices around the world, including New York City, Stanton Chase boasts a unique mix of local and international expertise, allowing it to meet the executive staffing needs of just about any company.

Fast Fact: 74% of their partnerships are repeat clients.

 

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korn ferry

Recruiting Specialty: Executive Search

Location: Midtown, NYC

What They Do: Korn Ferry has extensive experience in executive recruiting and has developed a Superior Performance Framework to evaluate employee performance and organizational benchmarks and provide actionable insights.

Fast Fact: Korn Ferry partners with 98% of the Fortune 100 list.

 

Creative Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

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artisan talent

Recruiting Specialty: Creative

Location: Midtown, NYC

What They Do: “We may not be be scientists — but we know chemistry.” With a slogan like that, there’s little doubt that Artisan Talent knows the ins and outs of creative recruiting. Of course, the firm’s long list of awards doesn’t hurt either.

Fast Fact: Artisan has been recognized for excellence by Inc., Forbes, Entrepreneur and more.

 

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You & Them

Recruiting Specialty: Creative

Location: Midtown

What They Do: You & Them may be some of the quirkiest creative recruiters you’ll find in New York City, and they wouldn’t have it any other way. The company prides itself on finding the creative talent no one else can.  

Fast Fact: You & Them publishes an active “Blaaahhg” (get it?) about all things recruiting.

 

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three pillars recruiting

Recruiting Specialty: Creative

Location: Midtown, NYC

What They Do: Every staffing agency maintains a team of strong recruiters, but Three Pillars goes a little deeper. The company also boasts a full-time research and support staff to help it identify the best candidate for every position.

Fast Fact: Swanky J, Three Pillars’ resident Hamster In Chief, has his own LinkedIn profile.

 

B Certified Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

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cause strategy partners

Recruiting Specialty: General Staffing

Location: New York City

What They Do: Cause Strategy Partners, the only B Certified corporation on our list, helps place diverse and highly qualified individuals on the boards of nonprofits nationwide.

Fast Fact: Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability.

 

General Recruiting & Staffing Agencies

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premier talent partners

Recruiting Specialty: General Staffing

Location: Midtown, NYC

What They Do: HR Tech may be all the rage these days, but Premier Talent Partners knows that it still takes a human to make a great hire. The company proudly proclaims “Humans beat robots every time,” and judging from its impressive roster of clients, we believe it.

Fast Fact: Ranked among the Top 100 Companies for Millennial Women by Mogul.

 

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bernard nickles & associates

Recruiting Specialty: General Staffing

Location: Midtown, NYC

What They Do: BNA Staffing & Recruitment doesn’t mess around when it comes to finding the best candidates. Unlike many staffing agencies, BNA requires candidates to undergo extensive computer-based skills assessments and testing before they can be submitted for a role.

Fast Fact: BNA calls its recruiting process ‘Extreme Screening,” and based on their rigorous approach, the name fits.

 

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abs staffing solutions

Recruiting Specialty: General Staffing

Location: Midtown, NYC

What They Do: ABS Staffing Solutions is a boutique staffing agency with over 20 years of experience recruiting in New York City that hones in on the relationship factor of the recruitment process.

Fast Fact: The founder began her recruiting work for a federally funded program that aided families and victims in the aftermath of the World Trade Center Attack.

 

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lucas group

Recruiting Specialty: General Staffing

Location: Midtown, NYC

What They Do: Lucas Group is a full-service recruiting agency that serves mid-tier to Fortune 500 companies. Its broad range of focus includes the financial, human resources, information technology, marketing and sales industries.

Fast Fact: The company offers military transition services for more than 25,000 service members.

 

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clarity llc

 Recruiting Specialty: General

Location: Midtown, NYC

What They Do: Founded in 2000, Clarity Recruiting is a woman-owned recruiting agency that matches job seekers and employers based on a company’s culture and goals and a candidate’s personality and skill set.

Fast Fact: The Watercooler is Clarity Recruiting's guide to modern workplace success.

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